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Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous provided by Melbourne Encountour

Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous

Melbourne City Tour: Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
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About
Get a look at the swankier side of Melbourne during this half-day tour of the eastern suburbs. See the fabulous Toorak and Hawthorn areas, and drive past a portion of the Yarra River as you sip on afternoon tea at Como House. Learn the history of Melbourne and its wealthy residents as you get a look at the district’s mansions, elite schools, clubs, and shops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour the fancy eastern suburbs of Melbourne during this guided tour
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Como House and Gardens
  • Learn about life for famous locals like Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett
  • Take a short walk along the beautiful Yarra River
What to expect
  • Begin your tour at a central meeting point, board your minivan, and head toward Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. As you drive, pass a number of city landmarks and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Head to one of the city’s best private schools where notable Australians such as Hollywood darling Cate Blanchett and Sir John Monash, engineer and WWI military commander, were educated. Explore some of the most expensive streets in the city, including the swanky mansions of Toorak, before heading to the beautiful Yarra River. Take a stroll along the banks and stop for afternoon tea at the historic Como House and Gardens before returning to your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour the fancy eastern suburbs of Melbourne during this guided tour
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Como House and Gardens
  • Learn about life for famous locals like Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett
  • Take a short walk along the beautiful Yarra River
What to expect
  • Begin your tour at a central meeting point, board your minivan, and head toward Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. As you drive, pass a number of city landmarks and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Head to one of the city’s best private schools where notable Australians such as Hollywood darling Cate Blanchett and Sir John Monash, engineer and WWI military commander, were educated. Explore some of the most expensive streets in the city, including the swanky mansions of Toorak, before heading to the beautiful Yarra River. Take a stroll along the banks and stop for afternoon tea at the historic Como House and Gardens before returning to your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20957P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water and sunscreen
  • Driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Small group tour on transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gift for passengers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Como House and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up point: Outside the Ian Potter Centre, Russell Street Extension, Melbourne
  • Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Pickup is outside the Ian Potter Centre, rear of Federation Square, Melbourne (Russell Street Extension)
Additional information
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A small amount of walking is involved. For your own comfort please wear suitable shoes.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water and sunscreen
  • Driver/guide with live commentary on board
  • Small group tour on transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gift for passengers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Como House and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up point: Outside the Ian Potter Centre, Russell Street Extension, Melbourne
  • Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Pickup is outside the Ian Potter Centre, rear of Federation Square, Melbourne (Russell Street Extension)
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A small amount of walking is involved. For your own comfort please wear suitable shoes.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Russell Street Extension
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Monomeath Avenue
  • 1
    Como House and Gardens
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Toorak
    Hawthorn
    Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
  • 2
    Yarra River
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Bill Stewart
1 contribution
Great afternoon out
Feb 2020
We did this tour in February 2020. We originally scheduled it for the 10th but one of our party took unwell and Kel went out of his way to help rearrange our tour for the 13th, once our group were fully fit. Kel and Mel were great hosts, sharing a lot of information and making us feel very welcome. By the end of the tour, I felt I'd seen a lot, had a great afternoon out and had made two new friends.

I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Melbourne.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kel C
Yes Bill that confirms all onboard enjoyed a superb afternoon. Mel and I hope you had an easy trip home and thought of you all over the following days. We loved your company and thoughtful generosity.
Written 9 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martin
1 contribution
Excellent personalised service
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very easy going and informative. Kel and Melissa were great hosts and the small group size a big plus.
Written 8 February 2020
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Kel C
Thanks Martin & Sharon, glad you enjoyed the tour. We equally enjoyed your company as well.
Written 9 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bev W
Townsville, Australia7 contributions
A wonderfully informative and enjoyable tour
Oct 2018 • Friends
As we had a great time, last year, on our tour with Kel & Melissa, we booked another tour this year when we visited Melbourne.
Unfortunately my last year review seems to have disappeared with a no. of other reviews that year.
It was like meeting old friends again as Melissa & Kel make you so welcome.
They actually gave a look at both the Lifestyle of the Rich & Famous as well as the Sporting Icons & The Bayside tours. It's so nice to be bought coffee and afternoon tea by our hosts.
Carol and I enjoyed our walk along the Yarra (to make up for the cake we had with our coffee).
We'll be back next year and shall book another tour.
Thanks Melissa & Kel
Written 28 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It's the connection with people like both you and Carol thats makes running our tours extra special. Melissa and I look forward to catching up with you the next time you are in Melbourne.
Written 29 October 2018
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gwaddicott
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Great tour to see how the rich and famous live
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had a great time on the tour with Kel and Melissa who are both very welcoming. Kel is very knowledgeable and provided good commentary about the various sights on the tour. It was great to be able to sit back and see areas of Melbourne that we would not normally visit. Thank you Kel and Melissa for a great afternoon even though the weather was lousy.
Written 14 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Agree the weather was challenging. Glad you enjoyed yourselves regardless. We might have to promote the tour as an ideal option during times of inclement weather!! :) Your kind words are appreciated.
Written 16 April 2018
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Michelle L
Launceston, Australia5 contributions
Best Afternoon
Mar 2018 • Friends
This tour was one of the best tours, I have been on. Kel and Mel are wonderful hosts. I will do another tour with this group again.
Written 29 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Michelle & Bev, we're thrilled you enjoyed the tour just as much as we enjoyed your company.
Written 2 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

singercsm
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5 star
I had a great time on Melbourne Encountour- Rich and Famous. We went not only to the ritzy Toorak suburb but also through to Kew old and new home interior designs. The walk at the Yarra was quite interesting as there seem to be special areas of this meandering river that I have not been before. Well done, and thank you, Melissa Kel!

Clarissa
Written 26 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was a pleasure to share this experience with you.
Written 3 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dey D
1 contribution
How the rich live💸💸💸💸
This tour is great for someone who does not live in Melbourne. Going into TOORAK and seeing the mansions and posh private schools was amazing! Something you wouldnt get to do yourself.
Having KEL as a tour guide was fantastic he is very knowledgeable and gives great insight into the local millionaires(...and billionaires) lives..He is very patient, pleasant and polite. I would recommend this tour also for people looking to move to Melbourne or looking to send their children to school here.. All i can say is make sure you have money before you even think of sending your child there.😅
Written 19 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Depe. I was delighted to present a different side of Melbourne which showcases the finest aspects of our lifestyle. I'm glad you and your Mum were pleased with the tour.
Written 23 February 2018
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Julie A
Melvourne 2 contributions
Private Tour Melbourne
Dec 2017 • Business
Kel provided our Team with a fabulous tour thru some of Melbourne's most beautiful streets and iconic sights and parks
he is very knowledgeable, warm and friendly and imformative
the vehicle is immaculate
thank you Kel for the BEST tour
Written 7 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Very pleased to create a mystery tour (with unknown destination) as part of the Brighton Travel World Christmas breakup celebrations. Your positive feedback for Melbourne Encountour was gratefully received. Thank you Julie & Kieran for the opportunity and your support. Happy Travelling!!
Written 2 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Melbourne Encountour
apocalipse
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Kel is the best ambassador to the city of Melbourne
My first trip to Australia couldn't have started in a better way... Melbourne, was the first city I visited. On the
Heather F
Heather F
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fantastic, fabulous, wonderful
Excellent tour, highly recommended Kel was punctual and went out of his way to be helpful and to point out interest
NorthStar21285949454
NorthStar21285949454
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Kel you are amazing
What a wonderful tour. Kel went over and beyond with our tour even going off track. We had an amazing experience
keonaperry
keonaperry
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Amazing Tour
My daughter and I went on the lifestyles of the rich and famous tour and it definitely exceeded our expectations!
ruthcarlos888
ruthcarlos888
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Surprising Tour with a Unique Twist
Melbourne Encountour (ME) certainly delivered a surprising tour with a unique twist. Being a frequent traveller, ME
dawsonprudencej
dawsonprudencej
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Lifestyle of the rich and Famous
Whether you are a local or from interstate or overseas this is a fabulous tour if you have a spare half day in our
Bernie G
Bernie G
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A fabulous way to see Melbourne
Melbourne Encountour certainly showed us what it is like 15 kilometres from Melbournes CBD. Our tour took 3 hours
Sally H
Sally H
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Brilliant - 3.5 hours
Fabulous Tour. Our family booked the Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous and found Kel's knowledge was outstanding.
jrwinoz
jrwinoz
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A great Encountour, thanks team
At our request Kel and Melissa put together a private tour of the Melbourne Peninsula. This included Heritage garde
annem5223
annem5223
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Fantastic day out
I was lucky enough to be invited on this Melbourne Encountour tour as friends had overseas visitors. Kel and Melis
Lea R
Lea R
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Outstanding Surprise
I have to admit, when my partner told me he had booked us a day with Melbourne Encountour, I was a little concerned
Sharlene255100
Sharlene255100
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Great Day out!
A must do tour even if you are from Melbourne. Kel and Melissa are great people and its something different. Keep
Bronwyn C
Bronwyn C
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the old birds from alice springs
top tour for the young and old and we would recommend to anyone going to melbourne .we would like to say thank you
Bobsyaunckle
Bobsyaunckle
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Wow, what a great melbourne tour
Fantastic tour guides. Knew so much about the ins and outs of melbourne, really helped us make the most of our trip
Megan R
Megan R
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“Perfect Half Day Tour of Melbourne”
We recently took the Essential & Eclectic Melbourne tour – 3 hours is all it took and was amazing. The value was h
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